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March 17, 2009 – 9:17 am

Recently an end user commented about how the replication performance on his DL3D 1500 was less than expected. As he retained more data online, his replication speed decreased substantially and EMC support responded that this is normal behavior. This is a major challenge since slow replication times increase replication windows and can make DR goals unachievable.

The key takeaway from the comment is that testing is vital. When considering any deduplication solution, you must thoroughly review it with limited and extended retention. In this case, the degradation appeared when data was retained and would not have been found if the solution was tested with limited retention. The key elements you should test include:

  1. Backup performance
    1. On the first backup
    2. With retention
  2. Restore performance
    1. On the first backup
    2. With retention
  3. Replication performance
    1. On the first backup
    2. With retention
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